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Puzzles for week of July 15 - July 22Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 3:36 PM
SAY WHAT YOU SEE
1. A man wants to enter an exclusive club, but he doesn't know the password. Another man walks to the door and the doorman says 12, the man says 6, and is let in. Another man walks up and the doorman says 6, the man says 3, and is let in. Thinking he had heard enough, he walks up to the door and the doorman says 10, he says 5, and he isn't let in. What should he have said?
2. How many animals did Moses take on the ark?
3. What asks no questions but demands an answer?
4. What belongs to you, but it is used more by others?
5. Why is it impossible to send a telegram to Washington today?
6. A white horse jumps over a tower and lands on a priest, who immediately disappears from the landscape. Where did this take place?
WHAT OR WHO AM I?
I dig out tiny caves, and store gold and silver in them. I also build bridges of silver and make crowns of gold. They are the smallest you could imagine. Sooner or later everybody needs my help, yet many people are afraid to let me help them. Who am I?
There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?
SOME RANDOM FUN FACTS:
1. The unemployment rate of Liberia was estimated at 85% in 2003.
2. The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.
3. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
4. Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.
5. There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.
6. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
7. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
8. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
9. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
10. The world's longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.
Hope you enjoyed these, have a great week!
Hope you have had a great week and enjoyed the riddles. Now time to include the answers for the curious ones.
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Betty is a single parent of two young adults. She is a former graphic designer for The Marshall Democrat-News and enjoys drawing, painting, nature and the arts. With the internet being a vast informational tool, please don't cheat when solving for the answers. Just have fun and enjoy!